A reflection of franciscan pastoral work on people’s faith in the Lašva’s valley Cover Image
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Refleks franjevačkog pastoralnog djelovanja na pučku vjeru lašvanske doline
A reflection of franciscan pastoral work on people’s faith in the Lašva’s valley

Author(s): Ivo Marković
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Geography, Regional studies, Pastoral Theology, Sociology of Religion
Published by: Franjevačka teologija Sarajevo
Keywords: Guča Gora; monastery; Lašva; valley; Franciscans; pastoral work; reflection;
Summary/Abstract: People’s faith is a basic standard of faith in Bosnia, and despite this fact it has not been sufficiently theologically researched. The goal of this article is to compensate for this deficiency. First, there was a precisely defined concept of people’s faith, its characteristics and standards, its presence in the history and tradition of the Church, especially in theology; the relation of Church teaching to that faith, and the destiny of that faith facing the spiritual trends of modern times. Afterwards people’s faith in Bosnia, the spirituality of the Bosnian Franciscans, their theological, especially homiletic and didactic paradigm are analyzed in an attempt to find its influence on people’s faith in Bosnia. The article also contextualizes most actual phenomena and events in people’s faith, like the appearances of Jesus’ Mother Mary in Međugorje, and the general need of the people’s faith to be lived and expressed according to the model of Blessed Virgin Mary. The article is a good base for research on broader elements of people’s faith in Bosnia like pilgrimage, the worship of saints, and relating to the deceased. At the end there are some textual examples of people’s faith whose importance and recurrence of experience is very evident and because of that, they look like logical conclusions for the article.

  • Page Range: 567-594
  • Page Count: 28
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Language: Croatian